Ciudad Vieja (Ancient City) ©
Montevideo's ancient city is a fascinating and vibrant district of old buildings and cobbled streets. Musicians and dancers gather here on weekend for impromptu performances, while artists have turned many of the decaying ground floor apartments into studios and galleries. The old iron gates and street lamps are very photogenic. There is a wonderful juxtaposition of old and new here, making Ciudad Vieja the purest embodiment of Montevideo's evolution and the must-see neighbourhood of the city for travellers.